UPDATE: Thursday 3rd November, and Guy has decided to try and continue the Golden Globe Race; he is heading for Cape Town. Great news, and thank you to everyone for your support.
UPDATE: At 1500UTC on Friday 28th October 2922 Guy called the Golden Globe Race office to advise on his decision to head for Uruguay. He cannot remove massive amounts of fast growing barnacles. They are all over the hull and now growing on top of each other in the stern section. The boat is going slower rapidly. He has been over the side and tried everything but they are 2 inches long and will not move. He believes he will have to take the boat out of the water to remove Guy intends to then carry on his solo circumnavigation.
All of Guy’s safety calls to the Golden Globe Race office can be found here https://soundcloud.com/goldengloberace/sets/guy-waites-uk-tradewind-35?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing